Authenticating to the website

When the scan job encounters a page that requires Windows™ NT® authentication, it automatically provides the user name and password that you choose. You can add user names and passwords for authenticated pages. Client side certificates dictate whether the scan engine and manual explore/recorded login rely on a particular client certificate file or the service account's certificate store for authentication with the server they are trying to scan.


  1. Go to the Connections page of the content scan job.
  2. Select Scan pages requiring authentication.
  3. Set the user name and password required for authentication.
  4. (Optional) Select how client-side certification should work: from the service account user store or from a .pfx file.
  5. Click Save.

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